The Best Restaurant Happy Hours in Austin
Ask any Austinite where to find their favorite happy hour and you’re bound to get a different answer every time. Austin’s varied and vibrant dining scene is home to a number of discounted deals for your post-work gathering. We’ve rounded up our top recommendations so you can decide on your own favorite!
Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen
1303 South Congress Ave.
South Congress’ Lucky Robot is a hip, modern restaurant innovating Japanese food with Chef Jay Huang’s Nikkei-style flair. They are considered to be the first sustainable sushi restaurant in Texas, serving seafood that has been sourced conscientiously. During their happy hour, enjoy designated bottles of sake and wine at half-price, as well as half-price select contemporary sashimi, nigiri and kitchen menu items, like the Pork and Shrimp Dumplings and Beef Hot Rock.
400A West 2nd St.
No happy hour list is complete without a good margarita. At La Condesa, all alcoholic beverages are 50% off from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Go for the Seasonal Margarita to try their rotating flavor, or toast with a Margarita La Clásica, made with fresh ingredients and a cactus-lemongrass salt rim.
6555 Burnet Rd.
Calling all pizza lovers! Half-off pies are available from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily at North Lamar — plus $5 house wine pours of red, white and rosé, $5 draft beers and half off any bottle of wine under $100. Go classic with the Margherita pizza, or try something a little different with the Vodka Arrabiata pie. You can’t go wrong at this Italian gem on North Burnet.
The Peached Tortilla
5520 Burnet Rd., Suite 100
The Social Hour at Peached Tortilla is almost too good to be true. Held on the restaurant’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, guests can take advantage of $5 beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails, along with discounted tacos and snacks. Try the Social Burger, with miso caramelized onions, peached sauce, Japanese pickles and more, for $9.
5811 Berkman Dr., Suite 100
One of the most aesthetically pleasing spots in town, Hank’s has tasty and crowd-pleasing food and drinks at great prices during their happy hour, held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. every single day, including weekends. Enjoy a sip of their signature Frosé or Hanky Panky Tiki drink to beat the heat on their spacious patio. Hank’s has a little something for everyone, making it a perfect celebratory spot for friends.
2115 South Lamar Blvd.
Loro joined the Austin dining scene in 2018 as the brainchild of Aaron Franklin, of Franklin Barbecue, and Tyson Cole, of Uchi and Uchiko. The chefs and restaurateurs combined their passions of Texas barbecue and Asian cuisine to create the menu, which features items like Brisket Tostadas, Smoked Salmon Dip and Chicken Karaage, all available at discounted prices from 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays. Many drinks are $5 for happy hour, including their boozy slushees and the Yuzu Spritz cocktail.
1601 East 6th St.
Home to one of our favorite espresso martinis in town, Il Brutto is an authentic Italian restaurant serving handmade pasta, pizza and bread. All cocktails, wine and beer are 50% off from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Their Italian-inspired cocktails include the Il Brutto Spritz, Martini 50/50 and Agrodolce. You can soak it all up with their fresh-baked Fornarina Bread or creamy Burrata Crostini.
4200 North Lamar Blvd.
Most Austinites are familiar with the high-end (and completely delicious) Japanese food at Uchiko and Uchi, but the real insiders know to check out their happy hours for a more affordable dining experience. At Uchiko, happy hour is held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily, with offerings ranging from the $9 Murasakino cocktail to $7 select glasses of wine and discounted nigiri, tastings, makimono and much more.
El Chile Cafe y Cantina
1900 Manor Rd.
El Chile is an ideal spot for a weekday hangout with friends over a drink. Their classic and frozen margaritas are $6 from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Plus, many of their shareable appetizers are discounted, including the Queso Blanco, Nachos Clásicos and Queso Flameado.
501 West 6th St.
Local Japanese favorite TenTen recently launched a revamped happy hour, held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday every week. Their shareable dishes are ideal for a group, especially paired with half-priced signature cocktails, wine, sake and house spirits. Special bites include Scallop Truffle Hand Rolls, Tuna Gyoza Tacos, Robata Skewers and more.
315 Congress Ave.
Try a happy hour at Swift’s Attic for your next date night. Their upscale farm-to-table offerings are accompanied by creative craft cocktails, with menu items available at a lower price during happy hour from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Try their New Fashioned for $7 or the Moscow or Kentucky Mule for $6, along with many more discounted beverages. Specially-priced happy hour snacks include Charred Edamame, Fried Brussel Sprouts and Mash Ups, among others.
1501 East 7th St.
Easy Tiger will bring all the breezy, casual vibes to your summer happy hours at their three locations in north, south and east Austin. Held from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays and all day Mondays, visit their open-air patios for affordable drinks and menu items.
507 San Jacinto Blvd.
Half-off beer and wine by the glass and half-off all antipasti make Backspace’s downtown location a can’t-miss happy hour stop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Every antipasti option is better than the next, from Focaccia to Pork Meatballs and a Garden Board, an alternative to charcuterie that will still satisfy.
Second Bar + Kitchen
1108 East 6th St.
Second Bar + Kitchen has a happy hour made for food lovers. Discounted offerings include $5 Truffle Pomme Frites and $5 Blistered Shiishito Peppers, plus discounted pizzas coming soon, like a $7 Pomodoro Pizza, $11 Sausage and Peppers Pizza and $8 Pizza Bianco. Plus, make a toast with many alcoholic drinks available for just $5 from 3 to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.
1100 South Lamar Blvd., Suite 1150
Seafood is on the menu at south side’s TLC Austin, where they serve up regional food made of wild-caught seafood and local ingredients whenever possible. Their happy hour menu consists of $7 bites and sips from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Guests can snack on Hush Puppies, Atomic Shrimp Cocktail and 6-piece Gulf Oysters, and drinks include their Sangria, Cherry Limeade and Frozen Margarita.